Nas With a Spiky Haircut

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Nasir Jones, more popularly known by his stage name “Nas,” is one of the old-school era rappers based on the East Coast of the USA.

He is one of the few surviving OG gangster rappers from his time who still has a lot of relevance today.

3 Most Popular Nas Haircuts

During his illustrious career, Nas has only worn a handful of different twist hairstyles.

The most popular ones include the following:

Short Skin Fade

Nas usually wears his hair in a high and short skin fade. The hair on top of the head is cropped thinly, typically less than a centimeter long.

The fantastic skin fade haircuts would taper relatively high up on the head and thin down to a skin fade right above the ears. The edges are kept sharp and clean by using a straight edge.

If you copy Nas’s look entirely, it is important to carve a crescent shape in the cropped hair starting from the top of your temple.


Although this is not technically a hairstyle, Nas did use a durag to protect his 360 waves weave. You can also use it to protect incredible dreadlocks for men. Even though durags reached the peak of their popularity in the 2000s, they are still quite popular today.

360 Waves

The 360 waves hairstyle is also one of Nas’ signature looks. This is a version of cornrows or woven hair close to the scalp. The thing that made this different from regular cornrows is that 360 waves have rows that spiral outward starting at the very top of the head.

In addition, the rows are not entirely straight but have irregular waves integrated into them.

Nas With 360 Wave Hairstyle

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How to Get and Maintain Nas Hairstyles

Step 1 – Check if you have the correct hair type for Nas haircuts

If you want to get the 360 waves, you need curly and dense hair that should be long enough to weave it. Meanwhile, if you wish for a high skin fade look, it should not matter what hair type you have, but it should be thick enough for you to carve a crescent in your hair.

Step 2 – Style correctly

The high skin fade haircut of Nas is a style that you might be able to do on your own at home using good hair clippers. Even the crescent shape carved in the hair is doable using clippers set at zero.

However, if you want the 360 waves, you must go to a professional hairdresser.

Step 3 – Maintain it

An advantage of most Nas haircuts is that they are low maintenance, especially the high skin fade style. The only thing that you need to do with this short haircut is to use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner to keep your scalp from drying.

If you have good clippers, you can buzz your hair every few days to keep it short.

Step 4 – Use some hair products

To keep your hair clean, apply hydrating shampoo and conditioner. However, do not wash your hair more than 2 times a week. You will also need a good leave-in conditioner to keep your hair moisturized and prevent it from getting frizzy.


What is a NAS haircut called?

The haircut that Nas usually wears is just a simple cropped, high-skin fade with a crescent carved in the hair. His weave, on the other hand, is called 360 waves.

How to ask for a NAS haircut?

You can tell your barber to crop the top of your head short and the sides cut on a high skin fade. As for the 360 waves, ask for it by name from your hairdresser.

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